|Access to Ecology online requires a University of Idaho NetID and password. This internet course site was designed for use with MS Internet Explorer 9 or higher: The interactive study lessons will not run properly with other browsers. There are several aspects that must be set correctly in order for the material to work properly. Set your internet browser for the following:|
Maximize your browser
(use F11 to maximize window)
Turn off or minimize the text and icon items of your browser menu
Disable all pop-up blockers
Carefully review the Instructions and Tips section for additional computer system issues
|This internet course site uses electronic documents, digitized sound and video, and interactive study lessons. Thus, the following plug-in modules are required. Some Internet functions involve DHTML coding and require at least version 9 of Internet Explorer.|
|Internet Explorer||Windows Media Player 12 (select the download for the appropriate Windows OS)|
Required computer system configuration
|Computer type and memory||Windows
10 (*see browser information below),
8, or 7 | at least 4 Gb RAM
Apple OS computers are not supported (other options)
|Monitor size||17" (15" only if high resolution as
indicated below). A LCD flat panel of 15" or larger is suitable if set
at least to the resolution listed below.
|Desktop settings||Minimum resolution
and color depth: 1280 X
768 | 65,000
Small fonts or Normal size (96 dpi) | Do not use the desktop setting of "Large fonts"
|Network and Internet access||
service required (T1 cable,
wireless Internet, DSL line, or cable MODEM).
setting up your Internet Explorer browser
Note on Windows 10. Do not use the browsers, Edge or Chrome, which are not compatible with the interactive lessons. The default browser for Windows 10 is Edge, which is not compatible with the interactive lessons. On the Edge menu ( the "..." icon), select the option to open the interactive lessons in Internet Explorer.
(The interactive study lessons will not run properly with other browsers). You must have a current version of JAVA installed on your computer: Sun JAVA engine.
Note. See Tips section for additional assistance on the correct settings for Internet Explorer.
|Interactive lessons & pop-up blockers||
Disable all pop-up
system will be used only for reporting grades.
Windows Media Player 12, sound card and speakers